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OSV Propulsion technology

  • Gear up and you can save money says propulsion specialist

    Gear up and you can save money says propulsion specialist

    Ships have been using gearboxes in their propulsion systems for decades, and Hallvard Slettevoll at Stadt AS in Norway believes there is every reason that they should continue to do so, in a geared electric arrangement... Read more

    Mon 06 Feb 2017

  • Battery builder puts safety at the top of its agenda

    Battery builder puts safety at the top of its agenda

    Interest in hybrid battery-powered vessels is growing rapidly, not least in the offshore vessel sector, and while concerns have been expressed about safety, Canada-based Plan B Energy Storage believes its battery design has addressed that issue... Read more

    Thu 11 Aug 2016

  • Thruster manufacturers active despite the downturn

    Thruster manufacturers active despite the downturn

    The market for thrusters for offshore vessels may be quiet as a result of the oil price, but leading manufacturers have been active developing new products and enhancing their facilities and distribution networks... Read more

    Thu 09 Jun 2016

  • Auto mode capability helps optimise OSV fuel consumption

    Auto mode capability helps optimise OSV fuel consumption

    Working with Newcastle University and GulfMark Offshore, UK-based Royston has proved the concept of an ‘auto-mode’ detection capability for its enginei fuel management system for more accurate monitoring of fuel consumption and vessel emissions... Read more

    Mon 23 May 2016

  • Waterjets winning in speed stakes

    Waterjets winning in speed stakes

    Waterjet propulsion is growing in popularity in the crewboat sector, where the choice of engine has long been dominated by well known enginebuilders... Read more

    Tue 03 May 2016

  • ABB power and propulsion for newbuilds

    ABB power and propulsion for newbuilds

    ABB has been selected to supply power, propulsion and energy storage solutions for two as yet undisclosed vessels due to operate in the offshore oil and gas sector... Read more

    Fri 18 Mar 2016